Banana Crunch Muffins

Because it is the end of the weekend, I have decided to share with you a quick pick-me-up recipe for a delicious batch of muffins. My mom is notorious for buying bananas in huge bunches, which (unfortunately) results in quite a few black bananas sitting in the fruit bowl. However, the “over-rippened” black bananas often result in a ridiculous amount of banana breads, cakes, and muffins being baked up. Muffins are great for lunches, breakfast, or even great snacks to eat after school or work. They are easy and scrumptiously delicious!

These muffins are a delicious twist on classic banana muffins. They have a hint of a crunch, which is achieved through delicious add-ins which can be customized to your tastes and preferences. They are easy and take hardly any time at all to whip up.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of butter, melted and cooled
  • 2-3 mashed bananas
  • 1 cup of granola
  • 1 cup of shredded coconut
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips
  • nuts to taste (optional)

PROCESS

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 24 muffins cups with paper liners. In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the eggs, milk, vanilla, and butter and mix just until blended. Fold in the remaining ingredients. Divide evenly between muffin cups and bake 25-30 minutes (inserted toothpick should come out clean). Cool.

 QUICK TIP

Muffins can very easily bake into “cone-heads” if the batter is overmixed. Only mix the batter until the ingredients are combined. This allows the batter to bake evenly and form “dome” tops.

There you have it friends. The coconut and granola in this recipe make these muffins have a little bit of a crunch, contrasting the softness of the muffins quite nicely. You may perhaps consider adding banana chips, chopped bananas, various types of nuts, and/or toffee bits to make them even crunchier.

I hope you have a wonderful week full of baked goods, knitting, and anything else that brings you joy!

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8 thoughts on “Banana Crunch Muffins

  1. those look yummy. I love the addition of coconut, haven’t seen it before :D

  2. truthandcake says:

    Yum, I love all things banana. And I always end up with a couple of brown bananas–I’m definitley going to try these!

  3. busymomblogs says:

    I love the add-ins! I’ll have to try some in my next batch of banana muffins.

  4. thehungrymum says:

    they sound soooo good. In my house granola tends to get eaten by the handful…

  5. Lauren says:

    hey amber – would you consider sharing the recipe for the butterscotch squares you served today?? they were delish!

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